Will legal ed and the practice of law pivot to meet the #neweconomy & #futureofwork?

“Lawyers aren’t going away. But the way we work is changing.”

Today’s client and, more importantly tomorrow’s client, demands that lawyers keep pace with the #futureofwork in the #neweconomy. Here’s where I think we are and where we HAVE to go.

How do you foresee this directly impacting the legal industry?

Asked by interviewer Adam Keirstead

Dean Evans

Well, there’s a really interesting move in the legal industry to prepare lawyers to have conversations with technologists in the IT department and those who are coding to leverage the existing master contracts that we have in order to figure out ways that we can automate certain functions.

Essentially, there are master agreements underneath that lawyers do, and there’s coding the coders and IT specialists do. They need to be able to talk to each other. This is an area that’s ripe for innovation on the law side.

Lawyers won’t go away, but the way that lawyers are interacting with business people, and in terms of our advice and how we work with them is going to certainly change!

Read the full transcript and listen to the original podcast with Dean Tonya M. Evans here.


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Tech Intersect #67: Stefen Deleveaux-Using Advocacy, Education and Collaboration to Create Generational Wealth on the Blockchain Tech Intersect™ with Tonya M. Evans

In this episode of Tech Intersect, I welcome Stefen Deleveaux to the show. Stefen is a Bahamian economist and an authority on blockchain and fintech in the Caribbean. He is President/CEO of the Caribbean Blockchain Alliance (CBA), which is a regional NGO formed to advocate for blockchain technology and to foster its adoption through awareness and education. CBA is supported by major Caribbean blockchain companies. Stefen has led the blockchain education of software developers and has facilitated various hackathons. He continues to push to build cohorts of blockchain developers in the region. Stefen has worked in multi-lateral financial institutions and in grantmaking foundations. He is also a co-founder of the Shift the Culture startup advocacy group, and the Arrowlynk Ventures business incubator, both based in The Bahamas. We talk about the friction-laden traditional worlds of finance and art are vulnerable to distributed ledger tech and decentralized applications and why this creates opportunities for the black community in the Caribbean and throughout the Diaspora to upend systemic discrimination and truly create generational wealth. Stefen shares a lot of wisdom so get ready to take notes and then take action.SPONSORED BY ADVANTAGE EVANS™ ACADEMY Got goals? Want to get ahead of the competition? There’s a more cost effective and time-efficient way to reach your leading-edge goals to upskill and earn. What’s needed to create generational wealth in this fast-paced, tech-driven economy? New skills, credentials, and an advantage. We can help!  Advantage Evans Academy empowers people like you – life-long learners who may have been locked out of profitable verticals like tech and finance – to take control of your financial future to take full in the new digital cash economy…safely, legally and confidently so you stay ahead of the curve. Our friendly instructors, helpful mentors and collegial student cohorts are all here to help you succeed in the virtual classroom and beyond.  Join one of our on-demand courses–or subscribe to several–as you prepare for the future or money and work; with courses like NFT Law Guide or From Cash to Crypto. Visit AdvantageEvans.com to register for a free masterclass today.   Guest:Web: cbahub.org Twitter: @stefdelev Contact:Questions and requests: hello@techintersectpodcast.com Follow: Twitter @AtTechIntersect | Instagram @TechIntersect Web: Tech Intersect Podcast  Connect for exclusive content: http://eepurl.com/gKqDyP Rapternal Music (Regulate and The Rabbit Hole) by Notty Productions is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Produced by Tonya M. Evans for FYOS Entertainment, LLC, and Stephanie Renee for Soul Sanctuary, Inc.Support the show (https://tinyurl.com/techintersectvip)
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Publication Alert: Reverse Engineering IP by IP law Prof. Tonya M. Evans (digital tech & IP)

Abstract

Reverse Engineering IP [free download]

Copyright 2013 Tonya M. Evans (published by Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review)

Headshot of Professor Tonya Evans
Credit: Leaping Lion Photography

“With the advent of the Internet and digital technology, the twenty-first century has ushered in a quantum increase in the ways to create, disseminate, and commercially exploit creativity. Digital technology allows anyone to create perfect digital copies of protected works in the comfort of their homes and to distribute them to tens, hundreds, thousands, and even millions of people with the click of a hyperlink via a handheld device. Indeed, copyright touches more ordinary people in substantial ways in this age of information than at any other time in American copyright history.

[….]

This Article asserts that copyright reform initiatives should “sample” (that is, borrow from) patent policies that protect access for further innovation to “remix” (that is, inform and reform) copyright law for the same end in the creative context. Throughout the Article, I use appropriation art to illustrate how an established cumulative medium of artistic creation is negatively impacted by overly restrictive copyright laws and may benefit from patent policies seemingly more well suited to encourage and support such creative innovation. Continue reading “Publication Alert: Reverse Engineering IP by IP law Prof. Tonya M. Evans (digital tech & IP)”

Internet Down! >> Internet Goes Black on Monday for Thousands of Users

Well, if you’re reading this yours is not one of the hundreds of thousands of computers infected with an aggressive virus called DNSChanger. The spread of this virus led the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to shut down several servers to head the virus off at the pass. Turning off those servers knocked all of the computers still infected with the virus offline.

Source: NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Over the past five years, a group of six Estonian cybercriminals infected about 4 million computers around the world with DNSChanger. The malware redirected infected users’ Web searches to spoofed sites with malicious advertisements.

In November 2011, the FBI and some overseas partners arrested those responsible, commandeered their servers, and attempted to warn those affected to get rid of the virus.”

Read the entire article about Monday’s Internet Blackout (7/9/2012)